Monday, October 14, 2013

Call for Proposals: Ashgate's Literary & Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity series

by J J Cohen

The excellent Ashgate series "Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity" (ed. Mary Thomas Crane and Henry Turner) is seeking proposals for new books. The series is in its tenth year. You can learn a great deal about its motivating vision by reading this interview with its editors. I've often mentioned volumes from the series here at ITM: Ecocritical Shakespeare, for example, is among my favorites. I've also worked frequently with Ashgate in the past and find them to be congenial and accommodating.

Information on submitting a proposal is below.

Call for book proposals: 
Literary & Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity
For more than a decade now, Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity has provided a forum for groundbreaking work on the relations between literary and scientific discourses in Europe, during a period when both fields were in a crucial moment of historical formation. 

We welcome proposals that address the many overlaps between modes of imaginative writing typical of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—poetics, rhetoric, prose narrative, dramatic production, utopia—and the vocabularies, conceptual models, and intellectual methods of newly emergent 'scientific' fields such as medicine, astronomy, astrology, alchemy, psychology, mapping, mathematics, or natural history. In order to reflect the nature of intellectual inquiry during the period, the series is interdisciplinary in orientation and publishes monographs, edited collections, and selected critical editions of primary texts relevant to an understanding of the mutual implication of literary and scientific epistemologies.

As the series continues to evolve, we particularly seek submissions to do with:
·         alchemy
·         science in the New World
·         meteorology
·         knowledge networks
·         global science
·         machines
·         poetics and science
·         navigation/mapmaking

To submit a proposal, or for more information, please contact: Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager,

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